View Full Version : Best target load for a Walker

January 30, 2009, 11:18 PM
Getting ready to shoot my new Uberti Walker this weekend.

Do any of yall have a recommended target load for the Walker?

I just dont see any detailed information available on moderate/accurate load for the Walker.And the recommended load in the "owners pamphlet" is certainly not what I would expect to work verywell overall.
Seems 25gr. of fffg in the huge chambers is a might light.
Ive read here that some folks even recommend using ffg powder.
Any details folks?
Thanks for the help.

Fingers McGee
January 31, 2009, 12:46 AM
40-45 gr fffg, lubed wad & .454 rb works really well. At least it did in my Uberti Walker last time I shot it. YMMV

January 31, 2009, 01:01 AM
IMO, every gun is different. And what powder you use is probably the biggest variable. It is probably most accurate at far less than max load. Somewhere around 25gr to 40gr, I would think. Try different lods, starting at the bottom end and work you way up till you find what it likes.

Cage :cool:

January 31, 2009, 03:03 AM
Dragoon or Walker 42gr fffg Black Powder, lube pill on top the powder,w/.457" round ball pressed down good on top of it all. Remington #11 Caps...
Dragoon 42gr fffg BP 25yd
Dragoon & Uberti 58 Rem 28gr 10yd


January 31, 2009, 07:14 AM
45 gr fffg Goex, lubed felt wad, .454 round ball is my most accurate load. However, at 5 gr either way the group is only about a half inch larger. This is shooting off a rest; with a two hand hold the difference is negligible.

January 31, 2009, 10:35 AM
My 2nd gen Colt Wlaker shoots best with 40grs of goex FFFg, grease cookie and a .457rb. I have only shot in 5gr changes. I really should do a test doing 1gr changes and shoot from a sand bag rest, try out some .454 rb's maybe.

January 31, 2009, 09:55 PM
Thanks for the info folks.
I started out with the 25gr. fffg minimum load and worked my way up.I settled back on the 40gr. fffg using a revolver wonder wad and a .454" round ball.
The Walker seemed to like that load verywell.Anything over the 40gr. it seemed to get a bit wild in shot groups and the fouling increased.
I have to say the Walker is a hoot to shoot.